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SensorStation for SensorGnome Version 2.0
SensorStation for SensorGnome Version 2.0
Optional 4G-LTE (PCIe) Modem Pre-installed
SensorStation for SensorGnome Version 2.0

SensorStation for SensorGnome Version 2.0

Regular price
$889.00
Sale price
$889.00
Quantity must be 1 or more

NOTE: CTT SensorStations are in very limited quantity with extended lead times. Be advised that while orders can still be placed, our team will need to get back to you on the anticipated fulfillment timeline.

Due to a shortage of Raspberry Pi Compute Modules, you now have the option of purchasing your SensorStation without the RPi module, for the list price, OR purchasing it pre-installed for an additional $200. Note that we are paying $200 per module currently on the open market because of the chip shortage.

You will still need a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ (8, 16 or 32gb) to run your SensorStation. If you supply your own Raspberry Pi module we will provide you with the latest SensorStation disk image and you can use the directions here to load the disk image on your Raspberry Pi. 

Pre-Installed Connectivity Option:

  • 4G-LTE modem add $50
  • Iridium Satellite Modem add $500

Please select if the order is tax exempt or non-tax exempt. If you are ordering for an item without sales tax, you must send a tax exempt certificate to: sales@celltracktech.com before your order is shipped.

 

Whats new in Version 2

  • The 2G modem has been replaced with a Mini PCI-Express slot, allowing for multiple modem technologies (IE: 2G, 3G, or LTE)
  • Built in U.FL to SMA converter, taking pressure off modem RF connector
  • Improved power terminal, making it easier to connect power wires
  • Improved placement of power terminal for easy connection
  • Grounding lug for station grounding, which may improve radio performance and dissipate static build up from antennas
  • New Analog to Digital converter (ADS7924)
  • New digital temperature sensor (TMP102)
  • Altimeter-grade pressure sensor built in using the highly accurate Bosch sensor
  • Optional environmental sensing for humidity and air quality (BME680)
  • New outdoor readable LCD display INCLUDED
  • ATSHA204A Crypto/Identity chip
  • Improved Electro Static Discharge (ESD) protection

Options

SensorStation is a complete all-in-one Motus solution that is compatible with SensorGnome software. It features an integrated Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ with 16GB of storage, 7 FunCube compatible USB ports, 5 LifeTag receiving channels, and optional cellular connectivity. It is Open Source Hardware too, meaning anyone can download and modify the design files. You can also design your own sensors too!  

Advantages to CTT's SensorStation:

  • All-in-one, long lasting, industrial grade solution
  • Integrated GPS and Real Time Clock rated for precision accuracy down to  -40C
  • Integrated support for multi-mode (434MHz/166MHz and more!)
  • 7 Built-in USB ports for FunCubes and other accessories
  • Display support with navigation buttons
  • Battery health monitoring
  • Tag agnostic -- Works with a variety of wildlife tags from different vendors
  • No more long, labor intensive list of components to piece together
  • Use with CTT Nodes for further localization of tags within a nearby study site
  • Improved web status display when an optional ethernet adapter is used

What You Get

  • Integrated Raspberry Pi CM3+ Compute Module (optional as of Sept. 2021)
  • Tested and Programmed SensorStation Board (see advantages above)
  • Five 434MHz channels pre-populated (LifeTag/PowerTag/CTT Node)

    Optional Accessories and Services

    • Integrated 4G-LTE GSM Cellular PCIe Modem
    • WiFi adapter to automatically send data
    • Integrated Iridium PCIe Modem
    • Waterproof case with latches and optional pre-drilled and installed antenna and power ports
    • Various sensors, such as environmental sensors
    • Automatic Upload Data Plan ($5/Month + $0.20/mb, or $20/month for up to 500mb per month, and $0.10/mb for any overage)
    • Other radio technologies: LoRa, FSK, GMSK, and OOK from 142-1000MHz and 2.4GHz
    • Plug in accessories, including altimeter and environmental monitoring

    Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Specifications

    • Raspbian Operating System Pre-Installed
    • Powerful 1.4GHz Quad Core 64-bit ARM Processor for Software Defined Radio
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 16GB onboard storage allows for on board storage of many thousands of tag detections, tag data copied at press of button to USB drive when station is visited

    SensorStation Specifications

    • FCC Certified
    • USB 2.0 Highspeed Backplane
    • 7 Widely Spaced, High power USB ports (for FunCube, RTL-SDR, etc.)
    • 5 built in LifeTag receiver channels, all CTT Node compatible
    • LifeTag receiver channels feature a smart radio design, allowing for optional technologies
    • Navigation Buttons (Optional E-Ink Outdoor Readable Display)
    • World band GSM radio with non-removable, soldered eSIM to prevent data theft
    • GSM radio can be configured to send tag data in real time, batched, or monitor health
    • Integrated multi-GNSS GPS receiver with time pulse (PPS) wired to Raspberry Pi
    • DS3231 extremely accurate real-time clock with battery backup
    • Deep cycle battery and solar panel monitor ports
    • 3 expansion ports for additional I2C sensors
    • USB ports can be used for quick downloads of base station data, WiFi connectivity, and more
    • Optional network connectivity for monitoring station health, data storage levels, and tag statistics
    • Vertical SMA connectors 
    • 40 Pin Raspberry Pi interface for eInk displays and other accessories
    • Composite video out 
    • Bright white PCB with tuxedo black silkscreen

    Electrical Specifications

    • 8-24 Volts DC input, quick release terminal
    • One solar voltage sensor (up to 30V)
    • One battery voltage sensor (up to 24V)
    • Power consumption without FunCubes (LifeTag only): 3.36 Watts
    • Power consumption with 4 FunCubes:  8.16 Watts (each FunCube adds ~1.2W)

    Note: For tax exempt agencies and entities, please send your tax exemption to sales@celltracktech.com with order number.